Scott Thiel

Partner, DLA Piper Hong Kong

While apps are incredibly popular in China, in recent months some have been disappearing from app stores in the country because they do not comply with recent apps regulations. Indeed many companies...
2 August 2019
An updated and substantially more onerous draft of China’s long-awaited position on cross border data transfers has just been published. The Measures on Personal Information Cross Border Transfer...
11 July 2019
Licensed telcos and internet businesses in China face a new wave of investigations by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) as they announce a new enforcement campaign aimed at...
5 July 2019
The Chinese authorities have announced the Multi-Level Protection Scheme version 2.0 (MLPS 2.0) which will come into force on 1 December 2019 and extends and supplements the original MLPS rules....
27 June 2019
China's cybersecurity regulators are now taking their first steps to verify organisations' (including foreign businesses') compliance with China's cybersecurity laws. As anticipated, the focus is on...
21 June 2019
China’s cybersecurity and data privacy frameworks are facing yet more significant changes, as the Chinese Government recently announced two further initiatives. These are in addition to the...
13 October 2016
Significant developments have been announced by the Chinese Government in recent weeks in relation to cyber security, data handling and online activities. Organisations doing business in the People’s...
5 August 2016
On 21 January 2016, the People’s Bank of China (“PBOC”) issued a statement announcing its plan to launch its own digital currency (“Statement”). Although very little detail about its proposed digital...
9 March 2016
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